The Dignity Revolution
Changing the World, One Athlete at a Time
When Eunice Kennedy Shriver conceived Special Olympics 44 years ago, she revealed a magnificent vision. Her purpose was to bring the world together in celebration of our differences, and in joyful recognition of our similarities. For Mrs. Kennedy and the millions who have embraced her vision since, the Special Olympics movement knows no borders. Instead, it risks the impossible to unleash the virtuous spirit within us.
With Special Olympics as their foundation, athletes lead the way to attitudes of acceptance and respect. More than 2000 athletes in Montana participate in sports year-round, developing fitness, teamwork and athletic excellence. Along the way, they become meaningful contributors to their Montana communities where they are members of the workforce, churches, civic and social groups. To be the friend of a Special Olympics athlete is to know openness, honest effort, authenticity, trust.
There is so much more to Special Olympics than winning and losing. The true spirit of sports is how we play the game. And how we play the game is a reflection of how we choose to live our lives. Indeed, Special Olympics is a framework for lifetime success not just for the athletes, but for everyone who is touched by them.
Special Olympics Montana is part of global force that changes lives through the power of sport. It encourages and empowers people with intellectual disabilities, promotes acceptance for all, and fosters communities of understanding and respect. On behalf of Special Olympics Montana athletes, their families and friends, we are pleased that you choose to grow the movement with your participation in the Missoula Marathon and donating to Special Olympics Montana in your registration.
Thank you for being part of The Dignity Revolution!